June 25, 2005

The Abyss

I stand looking into the abyss and it is looking back at me. It is contained within the confines of a corrugated cardboard box.

Monday and Tuesday, the movers come to pack us for our move. Before that, Saturday and Sunday, I must scurry around the house frantically packing up all the valuables I can find to bring them over to my parents' house. I also have to get clothes and things packed for a 2-3 week sleep over at my parents' house. My parents are being very nice about the fact that a hotel for that time would be 6-8 grand and it just ain't in the budget.

Wednesday, the movers remove us from the house.

Thursday afternoon, we sell the house.

Friday, we buy the new house.

If you've ever done this before, you know that there are more than a few places where these well laid plans could go awry.

Perforce, blogging will be somewhere between light and none. Consumption of rum in the evenings may be a bit higher. Just a guess, of course, but a good guess just the same.

Posted by Random Penseur at June 25, 2005 06:40 AM

just come back to the photo of the house
and remember

it will all be worth it

oh, and rum...sounds wonderful
(please ignore the time i posted this comment...right now most of my hours run together. rum at 10:15 am, with a 4 week old in the house, sounds perfect)

Posted by: sn at June 25, 2005 10:16 AM

Good luck with this grand adventure.

; )

Posted by: Christina at June 25, 2005 11:28 AM

Good luck. Hope everything goes as planned.

Posted by: owlish at June 25, 2005 01:42 PM

I feel your pain. Good luck with everything! Will keep the fingers and toes crossed that everything happens as it should.

Posted by: Kathy at June 25, 2005 02:33 PM

Here's strong postive thoughts that everything is going to go exactly on schedule. Or, if not, because things will turn out for the better.

(((RP and Famille)))

Keep us posted :)

Posted by: Elizabeth at June 25, 2005 09:54 PM

Happy Housewarming!!!!

Posted by: Mark at June 25, 2005 10:29 PM

Fingers crossed that all your problems be only little ones that you handle with good grace and humour. Good Luck.

Posted by: Mia at June 25, 2005 10:33 PM

RP, hope all goes well and that the only bumps and humps are the corrugations in the packing boxes.

Posted by: Roberta S at June 26, 2005 09:00 PM

Save me the boxes...I may be needing them soon.

Posted by: Howard at June 26, 2005 10:11 PM

Having been through the moving thing a time or twelve, you have my sympathies. The flipside, of course, is the thrill and excitement. All will be well. Eventually.


And patience.

Posted by: Jennifer at June 26, 2005 10:16 PM

When your mortgage agent or bank says at the last minute, "Oh, by the way, we forget to mention we need X document, resist the temptation to scream and throw objects at them.
Seriously, good luck. Everything involved in buying a new house and moving is so stressful, but thankfully, when it's over, you'll have a beautiful home.

Posted by: Peggy at June 27, 2005 11:19 AM

Id recommend consuming large quantities of rum prior to speaking with your mortgage agent or banker. Being in a drunken stupor should help curb the urges to strangle your mortgage agent and / or banker should they ask for documents at the last minute as Peggy suggests.

Then if the urges to strangle them to become overbearing you can at least say, whoops must have been the rum talking, so sorry.

Posted by: phin at June 27, 2005 12:10 PM

I raise my apple juice and say Slante! my friend. It will be hectic, no doubt, but soooo worth it, in the long run.

Happy New Home, m'dear!


Posted by: Margi at June 27, 2005 02:10 PM

Good luck with everything, I've got my fingers crossed for you.

Posted by: Hannah at June 27, 2005 04:18 PM

Throw or give away as much as you can. It may feel weird at first, but then it becomes enlightening.

Posted by: dr pants at June 27, 2005 06:51 PM

I'd say have fun but we did this almost three years ago and still don't have everything unpacked. Luckily we weren't moving far and the folks who bought our house had a little leeway to give us on the move. We had to be out 48 hours after the closing.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at June 27, 2005 07:54 PM

Good luck with the move!! I agree with Dr. Pants toss your stuff out until you think nothing will be left. Remember to love your family bunches during this time of duress.

Posted by: Azalea at June 28, 2005 01:34 PM

Hope everything is going smoothly at the ol' folks' home. Is it the house you grew up in? Are you in your old room? Is the girlchild saying weird things all day?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at June 29, 2005 11:56 PM

If you've ever done this before...
Unfortunately all too recently. We went into temporary housing for 3 weeks to the cost of about 4K. You do what you have to do, you know? I'm glad you're able to stay with your parents. I hope that everything is going well with no hitches. I look forward to seeing you back on here soon. :) Lots of loving thoughts to you and the fam.

Posted by: Linda at July 4, 2005 07:46 AM

I can't believe how far behind I am in my blogreading.

I hope everything went smoothly!

(Yeah, I know it's already completed and I could just scan up a bit to see how things went but that is just too much like flipping to the last page of a mystery novel.)

Posted by: Jim at July 12, 2005 12:09 PM
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